JohnnyJ (4080) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the bruery anny party labeled as Barrel Aged Thomas Jefferson. Cloudy amber pour, small off-white head. Sweet malts, toffee, some dark fruit, wood, slightly sour, light vanilla/bourbon, and caramel. This was not what I was expecting, and it really didn’t work very well. I would not get it again.
brokensail (9921) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 23, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A: The pour is a dark amber color with a finger of creamy tan head.
S: Intense vinegar and acetone aromas are present immediately. There is a strange fruitiness and tartness. Green apple, booze, and heat. Just quite harsh all around.
T: Hot booze and acetone flavor. Mild vinegar tartness along with green apples. Toasted malt and bread with a fairly strong oak flavor. Just as rough as the nose and difficult to drink.
M: Medium in body with the carbonation on the low end of medium.
O: Too bad this worked out so poorly because I quite liked some of their other barrel aged beers.
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Pours with a hazed brown body and a thick off-white head. Aromas are extremely estery, pear, caramel, apple, brandy, green apple, honey and fruit salad. Flavors of raw green apple, alcohol, molasses. A bit astringent and dry.